10 Classic Gothic Novels
These books give us a pleasing sort of terror
Like the work of musical mastermind Meatloaf, gothic fiction combines great storytelling with a splash of horror and a generous helping of over-the-top Romanticism. You can't think of the gothic genre without thinking of bleak creatures sweeping through darkened halls and languishing in their broken love (and with that, we're back to Meatloaf again). Gothic fiction is nothing if not entertainingly morose. Here are 10 of the classic examples of the genre to curl up with on a gloomy night.